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- by chrisrn24 Mar 18I'm a new grad and I work LTC so I rarely deal with IVs, but lately I've been doing a lot of them. I've been having trouble priming IV tubing without getting a zillion little air bubbles, so I searched it on here and within seconds had an answer...sliding the roller clamp closed before priming the drip chamber and then opening it...and I tried it last night at work and it was great! I had only a couple tiny air bubbles.
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- Mar 18 by NRSKarenRNGlad our members IV advice helped you.
- Mar 18 by canchaserI'm going to try this tomorrow because I always get air bubbles in my timings
- Mar 19 by chrisrn24Quote from canchaserIt is the best! Keep the tubing coiled too while you prime it as I read it works better. When it reaches the end of the tubing and starts dripping then close the clamp and hook it up to the patient!I'm going to try this tomorrow because I always get air bubbles in my timings
- Mar 19 by amygarsideGood to know about this.
- Mar 19 by prnqdayAN is AWESOME!!!!!
- Mar 20 by SchnoorRNThanks for the advice and posting!